VaaaaRooommmm!!! Let’s Get Started For Day 01 of Once Upon A Time Row Along…

I am on this first day not because I have a row to share with you all… I do, but it will come later in the row along. Instead, my post today and the next few posts will be posts of fun and some frolicking… spending some time talking about the years as they’ve past, and we’re even gonna have a little bit of peek a boo… 🙂

I don’t just want my 5th year to row along like it normally does, I want to express some celebration. It’s not every day a blog can run an event for five years in a row and have the amount of fun we’ve had over the years, so I am going to enjoy this year with some memories, and some games to play… Maybe even a giveaway or two. So take a peek inside and walk along in the past with me. Over the years, the Row Along has changed, we started out with the very gigantic 60-inch rows, what the heck was I thinking back then… who knows, but ok, it actually happened and EQ Seasons is still one of my most beloved of all the years. We’ve had bloggers and designers, bloggers who had never created a pattern to offer, and people design patterns who hadn’t opened any kind of website, and now are successful bloggers and designers. 82 different bloggers and designers have all participated in the row along in the various years, and of those original 21 who started with me back in 2015, six of those are still participating and have in all five of them. Many participated in the last 4 years, and this year we have  seven new bloggers and designers. Two of them didn’t own blogs when they signed up and one of them has started a blog since that time.

EQ Seasons had 20 designers, all who used Electric Quilt. That was the big requirement in that row along and is the only year where it was the requirement. I opened it up after that to all designers for whatever they used to create patterns with.

EQ Seasons had many sponsors, but our big four have always been Northcott, The Fat Quartershop, Aurifil, and Electric Quilt. These are the only companies who have given us something for every year of the row along to offer to use as a giveaway.  In a time when many companies seem to be downsizing, I feel very honored that so many companies I approach are so willing to give something to this event.

During EQ Seasons, we were lucky to have several designers who created what I call fillers for the rows, these are small rows you can use in between fitting your rows together that create a separation in the rows. Whether it was from 1/2 square triangles, four patches, or other simple designs to create along the row. This years row along also has the same with one designer doing not only a row pattern, but filler patterns also. Another common feature that EQ Seasons and Once Upon A Story have in common is that quite a few designers are doing tutorials for new techniques with there posts on there featured days. With EQ Seasons, it was required that they do an EQ Tutorial with there posts, but this is now an option, no tutorial is required for the blog post, but it is nice to see them as it really helps you when you are creating the row itself to refer back upon.

During EQ Seasons, I offered 4 different rows each featuring a season. 1 of the seasons I featured twice, 1 of the seasons of the year I did not feature at all. Would you like to win your choice of a pattern from EQ Seasons? Then tell me below, which season I featured twice, and which season I didn’t feature at all. Want to see the EQ Season rows? Check them all out here.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I will give away a total of 5 patterns to 5 winners each
1 pattern per winner
Your choice of any EQ Seasons row.

Next, my giveaway today for the event is a wonderful cd/dvd of machine embroidery designs from Anita Goodesign. You do need to own an embroidery machine or a sewing machine with an embroidery arm to use this amazing product.

Modular MedallionsThis giveaway is international shipping, Priority Mail shipping cost paid by winner.
Total Value $99.95
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Rules For Giveaways
at bottom of the page, take the time to read them.
I don’t accept excuses because I know I’ve
given you every opportunity to read them.

Today’s Other Designers

September 3, 2019
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68 thoughts on “VaaaaRooommmm!!! Let’s Get Started For Day 01 of Once Upon A Time Row Along…

  1. answer -no – it wasn’t. thanks so much for in advance for the creativity and time you all put into these designs. it is greatly appreciated!

  2. not understanding do you have a pattern for the 3rd for the sew along or is this just for info I think I have read everything and can’t see a place for pattern not very computer smart

  3. The answer is “no”. Thank you for hosting so many fun events over the years. I have no idea how much time and energy you devote to these and am sure it is a great deal. Your creativity and commitment are appreciated!

  4. No to the Theme Question. Happy 5th RowALong Anniversary. I haven’t done a Row Quilt before, I am looking forward to this one.

  5. Congrats on your 5th anniversary! This is my third year following and I love seeing what all you designers come up with. Thanks for taking the time to do this.

  6. No. I love your row-a-longs and sew-alongs!! Thank you for the time you put into getting these together for us!!

  7. No, this blog wasn’t about the theme–didn’t need to be! But what a great topic it was on! Congratulations on 5 Great years of sew-a -longs! I’m new to yours and hoping I can keep up with you. Thank you for your time and generosity and for the time and generosity of the other designers taking part in this with you.

  8. Congratulations on 5yr of row alongs. I have enjoyed the ones I particpated in. Thanks for continuing this program and I hope you can continue into the future.

  9. I truly love your work and have followed you and other participating designers since returning to quilting a couple of years ago. The work is always professional and I look forward to completing this project as well.

  10. No this blog post wasn’t about the fairy tale theme. Loved reading about the anniversary. Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

  11. To answer your question, no, this post was not about the theme. This blog post shared a most interesting history of your row-alongs. I hope to keep up as this is my first!

  12. Happy 5th anniversary!! Thank you for all the time and effort you put into this – truly a labor of love! Love the nursery rhymes!

  13. Thanks for a fun program. I think it will be great fun. Love the patterns I’ve seen so far. Tried to leave a thank you for the cute monkeys, but after 10 min. or so of click……..I had to give up and move one. Sigh… I am excited for this adventure. Have a great week and thank you again.

  14. This is my first year to participate in the rowalong! i am looking forward to all the different designs i am having trouble finding Anita Goodesigns blog to leave a post but i do love her designs and own a ton of them i have belonged to their club a couple of times!

  15. Thank you for the background on your row alongs. I only just discovered you last year and I loved following the one you did last year. I am certain this one will be just as fabulous.

  16. Congratulation on hitting your 5 year mark. These patterns have all been sew much fun. Thank you designers. You are all so talented.

  17. I am looking forward to following this RA. I’ve followed several and enjoyed collecting the rows. Thank you for organizing this for 5 years!

  18. Happy anniversary, Marian! This is the first year I have looked at this row along. It looks like it’s going to be fun!

  19. Happy Anniversary. I haven’t participated much in prior years but I’m loving this theme so I think this might be the year I get some projects done. Congrats on a wonderful program and thanks for all you do.

  20. Good morning Marian. It’s great to see this row a long get off to a great start. Thanks for hosting such a fun event

  21. Congratulations on 5 years of Row Alongs! Thank you so much for all the free patterns you so generously give. I can’t begin to imagine all the work that goes into putting them together!

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